Rogue road signs are caus­ing a dis­trac­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

PEO­PLE are be­ing asked to re­port rogue road signs which have ap­peared in the county.

Trans­port for Bucks says that it has be­come in­creas­ingly aware of the num­ber of roads signs which have been crop­ping up in Bucks, in­clud­ing ad­ver­tis­ing and pro­mo­tion posters and business dis­play signs.

The signs have been at­tached to street lights or to other roads signs with­out the per­mis­sion of Bucks County Coun­cil and Trans­port for Bucks is now plan­ning to re­move the signs by the end of this month.

In­stead of is­su­ing a fine, Trans­port for Bucks is plan­ning to hold the signs at its de­pot and to make them avail­able to the own­ers for a fee of £50, which will help cover the cost of its re­moval.

If the signs are un­claimed by the end of Fe­bru­ary, they will be dis­posed of.

Peo­ple are now be­ing asked to help iden­tify the signs, which Trans­port for Bucks says can dis­tract driv­ers, cause ob­struc­tions in the road and some­times in­jury to the pub­lic.

Ruth Vigor-Hed­derly, cab­i­net mem­ber for trans­port, said: “Unau­tho­rised signs can cause many prob­lems to our res­i­dents and road users, and are a nui­sance to us.

“We are tak­ing this op­por­tu­nity to make a con­certed ef­fort to get rid of all signs that do not re­late to the high­way and have not been au­tho­rised by us, so please keep an eye out, and re­port any­thing you see that think may need to be re­moved.”

To re­port a sign, go to www.buckscc.gov.uk/ telltfb or call 0845 230 2882 or 01296 382416.

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